Dimitri Logothetis has major plans for the revived Kickboxer film franchise. Next up is another film, the third in the reboot, called Kickboxer: Armageddon. Logothetis wants to continue to bring in world-class mixed martial artists and boxers as the series has featured Wanderlei Silva, Renzo Gracie, “Babalu,” Georges St. Pierre, and more.
“I don’t want to confirm [anyone just] yet. I’m talking to a bunch, but I’m going to go ahead and have almost everybody that has to interact or fight with any of my guys or gals this time,” said director Dimitri Logothetis. “That’s all gonna be from MMA. I’m looking to see if I can beat my own numbers. So if I can go ahead and, and I’m wanting to get Mike Tyson back in and I’ve already had discussions with Mike and he wants to do it. In addition to that, I’m going to see if I can get about nine or 10 world champions to come into Kickboxer: Armageddon in addition to what I’m going to do with Jiu Jitsu, I’m going to do the same thing. I’m going to bring in some real MMA world champions.”
Logothetis also discussed his wishlist of martial artists that he hasn’t worked with yet as well as who he wants to bring back.
“My wishlist in terms of actors that are credible martial artists are Donnie Yen. I would love to work with him. I think that he’s right up there in terms of number one, I’m going to bring back Jean-Claude Van Damme. I’m going to see if I can get Georges St. Pierre, who has really kicked off his own acting career now based on what we did together in the first Kickboxer. So there’s an awful lot of guys I’m looking at, I’m also looking at a few world champion boxers to bring in. Conor McGregor, wouldn’t you love to see McGregor? He’s not there yet because he wants an awful lot of money to be in a movie. Maybe somebody will pay him that, but hopefully he would love to be part of a franchise. These franchises tend to be evergreens.”